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    Rub rail restoration

    Here is an easy way to restore the rub rails on your old ski. You do have to be careful and use some common sense when doing it though. Take a piece of grey scotch-brite and pour some fast laquer thinner on it, lightly scour the rail and wipe off with a paper towel soaked in thinner, let dry. Instant color back in the rail, even if sun faded and chalky. If you use the fast thinner it will evaporate quickly and not cause damage to the hull. Avoid your decals and/or stickers they will not like the thinner.
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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    WOW!!! That looks great. Nice tip

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    They actually turned out better than I expected. I was going to replace them, but then I thought what the Hell I won't be out anything by trying. Next I am going to try the storage box lid on the SLT and see what happens.

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    Let me know how that works out for you.

    Mine was chalky and it didn't help by taking the heat gun to it. (95 SLT) But the heat gun did do wonders on the 97 SLTX. I believe they use the same plastic on the SLTX glove box as the sponsons.

    So i ended up covering my glove box lid with seat vinyl instead

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    Tried to do the glove box door today. Results weren't as dramatic as it was on the rub rails but it did work. Got rid of all the chalkiness and gave it a shine but the color is different than that which was under the remnants of the sticker. The sun changed the color of the exposed plastic but the sticker protected what was underneath. I'll get some pics up tomorrow of how it turned out.

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    Do report back after it has some weather and sun exposure.

    If it holds up well over time this will be an excellent alternative to the heat gun method

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    I used a heat gun on my Challenger trim. It took a lot of time, but after a few passes it turned out 90% better.

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    I found on a set of sponsons that a solvent based parts cleaner like Gunk worked almost as well as the heat gun/torch. Thats what I used on the glove box lid of my x 45

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